Planning Policy

The Local Plans Team is part of a wider Planning Team which also covers housing strategy, planning enforcement and development management. The Team is responsible for the preparation of planning policy in South Staffordshire, which includes our Local Plan. Working with key stakeholders, local communities and colleagues across the Council, the Strategic Planning Team contributes to the Council's corporate aims and objectives in improving the environment and shaping the places where we live.

Sign up to receive regular updates about the work of the Local Plans Team and for consultation alerts by registering on our online Local Plans Consultation Portal.

The Local Plans team does not deal with planning applications. If you would like to know whether or not you need planning permission for a proposal, please contact Development Management for Planning Advice, telephone 01902 696000 or email

Please click on one of the links below for further information.

Planning Policy Updates

Read all the latest news on the Local Plan and Policy Planning and sign up for regular updates.

Data Protection

The Strategic Planning Team manages and maintains a register of persons who have an interest in local planning documents (Local Plan Database); those who wish to register land for future development on our Self and Custom Build Register and/or Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA); and regarding Empty Properties. In order to do this in an effective way we will need to collect and use personal information about you. For more information about how we process this data see Strategic Planning Team - Data Protection.


Local Plans
Telephone: (01902) 696000

Other pages in the section

Authority Monitoring Report

View our Authority Monitoring Report (AMR)

Evidence Base

The Local Plan evidence base contains the studies, assessments and background documents that underpin the Local Plan for

Local Development Scheme

Local Development Scheme Timetable for the production of local planning documents.

Local Plan Consultation

Find out the latest on planning policy consultations and how the Local Plans team engages with communities and stakehold

Local Plan Review

Local Plan Review

Neighbourhood Plans

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

Planning Policy Updates

Find out the latest on planning policy in South Staffordshire, including our Local Plan and Site Allocations (SAD) work

SHELAA & 5 Year Housing Land Supply

Find out more about our Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA), and the current position o

South Staffordshire Local Plan

The Local Plan is the Council's strategic planning framework for the future development of the District. The current Lo

SPDs & Planning Guidance

In this section, find out more about the Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and Planning Guidance.

Statement of Community Involvement

Statement of Community Involvement How the Council consults on planning applications and local planning documents.

Strategic Planning Team - Data Protection

Strategic planning Team Data Protection Notice


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Mon-Tue,Thu-Fri 09:00am - 17:00pm
Wed 10:00am - 17:00pm
Sat-Sun Closed

Face to Face appointments are available but must be pre booked in advance of your visit by calling 01902 696000.